The No Time to Cook Book: Pork Steaks with Fried Apples Recipe

The No Time to Cook Book: Pork Steaks with Fried Apples Recipe

 
  1. List Of Ingredients
  2. 4 x 100g (31 ⁄2oz) boneless pork steaks
  3. salt and freshly ground black pepper
  4. 1 tsp chilli flakes
  5. 2 tbsp olive oil
  6. 1 tbsp butter
  7. 4 small apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  8. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  9. 1 ⁄2 tsp light brown sugar
  10. for the creamed spinach
  11. 1 tbsp butter
  12. 1 tbsp olive oil
  13. 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  14. 400g (14oz) baby spinach leaves
  15. 100ml (3½fl oz) double cream
  16. salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. serves 4
  2. ready in 20 mins

Method

1. Cook the pork
Season the pork well with salt, pepper, and chilli flakes. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan and fry the pork for 3–5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness, until cooked through. Set it aside, loosely covered in foil to keep it warm while it rests.

2. Prepare the apples
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and the butter to the pan and allow them to bubble up. Add the apple pieces, pour the lemon juice over, sprinkle with the sugar, and season with salt and pepper.

3. Caramelize the apples
Cook the apples over a medium heat for 5–7 minutes, turning occasionally, until they soften and start to caramelize. Turn them gently using 2 spatulas, so the pieces don’t break up.

4. Wilt the spinach
Meanwhile, make the creamed spinach. Melt the butter and oil in a separate large, deep-sided frying pan. Cook the garlic for 1 minute, then add the baby spinach. Turn it through the oil and sauté it for 2–3 minutes, until cooked through. Add the cream, season well, bring to a boil, and reduce. Serve alongside the pork steaks, each one topped with one-quarter of the apples.